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Packing Tips for Semester at Sea

Things I’m really happy I packed
castile soap
toilet paper and tissues
zip lock baggies
beach towel
multiple backpacks, bags, and purses
travel mug, tea and cocao
granola bars
outlet converters (From REI, had a set with all the different plugs I needed except South Africa)
flash drives
tape, scissors, staples
folders, paper, pencils
sticky notes
light rain jacket
lots of locks, combination recommended (no key to keep track of)
bug spay
every medication ever invented (including decongestant, and enough pepto to take with every meal in a port)
good walking sandals
clothes pins
lots of socks and undies
safety pins
sewing kit
travel size everything (shampoo, conditioner ect.)
perfume samples (or a small bottle of perfume)
eye shadow
Currency for every country ($20 worth of currency for every country was a life-saver when you are first getting off the ship, and don’t know where to get money)
collapsable water bottle
digital copies of all important documents

Things I wish I had packed
slippers/toms - something easy to wear around the ship
wash clothe - not provided
quick dry hand towel - so important
liquid laundry detergent - I did way more sink laundry than I planned
carabiners - for attaching stuff to your backpack or bag
hard drive - I had way to many pictures to back up on a flash
backpacking backpack - bought one for $20 in Vietnam
more cardigans - perfect for the ship
my favorite nail file - if you absolutely love something, bring it
hair wand - There are a few occasions when you will want to get dressed up
big map - for everyone to sign at the end

Things I didn’t need to pack
text books - if you hardly use them at your home university, then you won’t use them at all on SAS
visor/hat - if you don’t wear it at home, then you won’t wear it abroad
go girl - i’d rather pee on my legs than carry around this gadget
crisp american money for myanmar - they prefer their own currency
sleeping bag liner - used it on my bed on the ship, but never took it off
nail polish - other people had it, so I used theres

What I’m glad I didn’t pack
a lot of clothes - you will buy more
room decorations - you will buy these along the way too
tv shows/movies - some how I didn’t get board, and other people have them if you want them
Hiking boots - running shoes are enough
dress for Alumni Ball - I found one in Morocco

Posted by juliaaugh 12:25 Archived in USA Tagged packing sas packing_list semester_at_sea what_to_bring how_to_pack spring_2014 packing_tips

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